November 12, 2021

Project Name: Empowering NGOs, Reducing Inequality: A Capacity Development Program for NGOs Supporting Marginalized Communities in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal.

Leadership Academy Nepal (LAN) is implementing a project, funded by Ford Foundation, that deals with capacity development of NGOs supporting marginalised communities. In this respect, LAN organized a project inception meeting on 12th Nov. Friday at the Aloft Hotel, Thamel. Twenty six participants from Indigenous and Dalit communities, scholars, and representatives of development partner organizations took part in the inception meeting.

This project aims to provide demand driven capacity development support to NGOs that are providing services to the most disadvantaged communities among the Dalits and the Indigenous groups. It is the aspiration of the proposed program that stronger NGOs and their ecosystem will help to enhance their overall resourcefulness, credibility and funds mobilization in the long run. Such an outcome would also help to strengthen and consolidate philanthropic activities for greater effectiveness and impact.

Dr. Arun Raj Joshi, Founder and CEO of LAN gave the introductory remarks; and Jayendra Rimal, COO of LAN discussed the various components of the project. This was followed by open discussion where participants provided their views and opinions. Participants discussed the importance of building capacity in the area of enhancing indigenous knowledge and skills, developing different policies, resource mobilization, sustainability and importance of addressing issues of disabled people.

About LAN

Leadership Academy Nepal (LAN) is a private initiative that aspires to play a role in addressing human resource challenges in Nepal and the South Asia region. Addressing human resource constraints in priority economic sectors is critical for driving growth and development in the region. LAN collaborates with Rice University Jones School of Business to set the gold standard as a high-skilled training platform in Nepal and the South Asia region. LAN also provides a hub for fruitful exchanges on human resource development among business, public, and non-profit leaders and change agents.